This week they were joined in all of that distraction by the extremists on the right.
Now we get this kind of nonsense from the mainstream media as represented by the Washington Post editorial board.
As we have previously argued, there is no cause for most of the secrecy in which the drone operations are shrouded. The political backlash against them, both at home and abroad, could be diminished if the administration were to conduct strikes with regular military forces, rather than the CIA, and report on them as it does all other military operations. More important, the administration could greatly increase the legitimacy and sustainability of the strikes by openly laying out the criteria under which they can be carried out and by seeking congressional authorization. That framework could include special measures for the targeting of U.S. citizens, such as review by a secret court when practicable. It could also give Mr. Obama the explicit authority to expand the use of drones to countries where al-Qaeda is establishing itself, such as Mali and Syria.You see what they've done there? They've taken all of these arguments the left has been promulgating for the last few years and used them as a JUSTIFICATION for not only the current war - but its expansion. Now we're not only talking about a "war on terror" or a "war on al Qaeda," but a truly global "drone war" - which will all be possible if we simply adopt the transparency the left has made a central focus.
Mr. Holder acknowledged to a Senate committee before Mr. Paul spoke that “there is a greater need for transparency” about the drone war and that he expects Mr. Obama to speak about it. A presidential speech would certainly be welcome. But only disclosure and congressional authorization will solve this problem.
This kind of bullshit really makes me want to scream! As I've been saying for quite a while now, we should be talking about how to end this indefinite war...not how to codify it.